Friday, January 14, 2011

Fr. Benedict Groeschel 6 years after his Near Death Experience

A beloved priest who frequently appears on EWTN, Fr. Benedict Groeschel of New York, nearly died 6 years ago after he was hit by a car while crossing the street. After this pure accident, Groeschel was rushed to the nearest hospital in Orlando where the accident took place. His prognosis was so bad, he was left for dead by the medics who were trying to resuscitate him.

Fortunately, a priest by the name of Fr. John Lynch begged the doctors to keep trying to bring Fr. Benedict back. It seemed a hopeless case. He had no blood pressure, no heart beat, or pulse for twenty minutes. Those working on Fr. Benedict said that even if they revived him, the brain starts to die after no blood for 4 minutes.

Yet miraculously Fr. Benedict not only lived, but had no permanent damage. It is a true act of God. A few days later, Fr. Benedict was again threatened by toxins that had entered his body. But somehow, they left. Finally, two weeks later, he had heart failure, but was again brought back from the brink.

I mention this now because tonight I listened to a past episode of Catholic Answers Live where Fr. Benedict was talking about suffering and how we can use it for good. Many see him as a living saint, and I believe he was miraculously saved because he still has work to do for God.

3 comments:

  1. Amazing story, so beautiful.

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  2. You're right. It's very beautiful.

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  3. malverncharlessmallwood2nd@comcast.net12:30 pm, February 16, 2011

    I am currently sitting here listening to your tape "Words from the Cross" about forgiveness. I had purchased this tape many many years ago after watching father Grouchelle on ESPN at the place where I live just outside Boston.
    It is one of the most powerful sequence of words I have heard in my life.
    IT REACHES TO MY VERY BONE MARROW.
    I believe that the reason that you died and came back is because you have, through your Christ Inspired well chosen words , words which Jesus Christ has inspired you to tell us, words which HAVE caused many others to do just that, to find their way from awful tunnels of darkness. You have brought many of us out of the dark tunnels of darkness through your faith and inspiration.
    You will always be a HOLY MAN to me BLESS YOU! GOD BLESS YOU !
    IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF KINDS 1111
    THANK YOU!

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